1922 Chicago Bears season

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1922 Chicago Bears season
Head coach George Halas
Home field Wrigley Field
Results
Record 9–3–0
Division place 2nd NFL
Playoff finish No playoffs until 1932
Timeline
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1921 1923 >

The 1922 Chicago Bears season was their third regular season completed in the National Football League, which changed its name from the APFA, and the first under the new franchise name. The team changed the name from Staleys to Bears because Halas wanted his football franchise's nickname to reflect that of team whose field he used, that being the Chicago Cubs.

The club posted a 9–3 record under head coach/player George Halas earning them a second place finish in the team standings earning them a second place finish, the second time in the last three years. Two of the three losses were to the Chicago Cardinals, both shutouts suffered "away" at Comiskey Park where the Cardinals played their home games. The other loss was to eventual NFL champion Canton Bulldogs. In none of their other games were the Bears seriously challenged, with most either shutouts or relative blowouts. Ed "Dutch" Sternaman led the Bears in scoring for the third straight season, with 3 TDs, 6 field goals, and 5 PATs, finishing with 41 points. His brother Joe Sternaman joined the team and starred by scoring 5 touchdowns and adding 2 PATs.

Future Hall of Fame Players[edit]

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Departed Players from 1920[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Wk Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 October 1, 1922 at Racine Legion Win 6–0 1–0–0
2 October 8, 1922 at Rock Island Independents Win 10–6 2–0–0
3 October 15, 1922 Rochester Jeffersons Win 7–0 3–0–0
4 October 22, 1922 Buffalo All-Americans Win 7–0 4–0–0
5 October 29, 1922 Canton Bulldogs Loss 7–6 4–1–0
6 November 5, 1922 Dayton Triangles Win 9–0 5–1–0
7 November 12, 1922 Oorang Indians Win 33–6 6–1–0
8 November 19, 1922 Rock Island Independents Win 3–0 7–1–0
9 November 26, 1922 Akron Pros Win 20–10 8–1–0
10 November 30, 1922 at Chicago Cardinals Loss 6–0 8–2–0
11 December 3, 1922 Toledo Maroons Win 22–0 9–2–0
12 December 10, 1922 at Chicago Cardinals Loss 9–0 9–3–0

Standings[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972

Team W L T PCT
Canton Bulldogs 10 0 2 1.000
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750
Chicago Cardinals 8 3 0 .727
Toledo Maroons 5 2 2 .714
Rock Island Independents 4 2 1 .667
Racine Legion 6 4 1 .600
Dayton Triangles 4 3 1 .571
Green Bay Packers 4 3 3 .571
Buffalo All-Americans 5 4 1 .556
Akron Pros 3 5 2 .375
Milwaukee Badgers 2 4 3 .333
Oorang Indians 3 6 0 .333
Minneapolis Marines 1 3 0 .250
Louisville Brecks 1 3 0 .250
Evansville Crimson Giants 0 3 0 .000
Rochester Jeffersons 0 4 1 .000
Hammond Pros 0 5 1 .000
Columbus Panhandles 0 8 0 .000